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Sri Lanka’s Political and Economic Crisis

October 27, 2022

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

WCC; 3007 Room

In 2022, a youth led citizen’s movement succeeded in removing a Prime Minister, President and a Cabinet of Ministers in Sri Lanka. A deep economic crisis was brought on by foreign debt and failed local policies amidst a shifting global context. Solidarity emerged quickly in the socially fractured island, as households experienced soaring inflation and shortages of food, medicines, fuel and electricity. This event will describe the unfolding situation in Sri Lanka, the Government’s response, interventions by international actors and discuss possibilities for a just people-centered approach to resolving the crisis.

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